Sir Ringo Starr’s life in pictures as he turns 80

Alex Green, PA Entertainment Reporter
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Sir Ringo Starr, born Richard Starkey in Liverpool in 1940, celebrates his 80th birthday on Tuesday.

Across six decades in the music industry, the drummer has released some 20 studio albums and collaborated with artists including Eric Clapton and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Here is his life in pictures:

The Beatles – Royal Variety Performance – Prince of Wales theatre, London
The Beatles rehearsing for their Royal Variety Performance in 1963 (PA)
Music – The Beatles – American Tour
Sir Ringo, John Lennon, George Harrison and Sir Paul McCartney board a plane at Heathrow Airport for one of their first tours of America (PA)
News – Honeymoon Photo Call – Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox – Hove, Sussex
Sir Ringo and his first wife, Maureen Cox, shortly after their wedding in 1965 (PA)
Entertainment – The Yellow Submarine Press Preview – Bowater House
Sir Ringo with an actor dressed as a Blue Meanie during the promotional tour for the film Yellow Submarine (PA)
European Capital Of Culture Opening Celebration – Liverpool
Sir Ringo performs with Dave Stewart and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra atop St George’s Hall in Liverpool in 2008 (Peter Byrne/PA)
The Beatles Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years premiere – London
Sir Paul and Sir Ringo at the premiere of Ron Howard’s The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years (Yui Mok/PA)
Investitures at Buckingham Palace
Sir Ringo is made a Knight Bachelor of the British Empire by the Duke of Cambridge in 2018 (Yui Mok/PA)